Simon Schama's BBC epic testifies to Britain's fascination with all things Jewish
The positive reception of the BBC's recent TV series on the history of the Jews attests to the star quality of its creator-presenter, historian Simon Schama.
With one television series, Simon Schama has undermined the work of a generation of pro-Israel propagandists. After the screening of his sweeping five-piece “The Story of the Jews” on prime time in Britain last month, no one will be able to say for at least another decade that the BBC has an inherent bias against Israel. I put this to him as we met this week, the evening after the broadcast of the...
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